Beginning Monday, July 18, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Steele & Drex, a new outlook on news programming that meshes the award winning journalism of Lynda Steele and the ever opinionated radio commentatory of Drex.
Offering more than just your daily news updates, Steele & Drex will report on the biggest headlines of the day while offering conversational insight into the issues making waves in Metro Vancouver.
“Steele & Drex will explore, debate, and follow their curiosity to report the news that matters most to Vancouver residents while adding their own take on the stories every weekday,” says Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director, News Talk 980 CKNW.
Beginning Monday, July 18, Steele & Drex airs weekdays from 2-6 p.m. PT and on HD Radio at 101.1 FM HD2.
A graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program, Lynda Steele was most recently the host of Steele On Your Side on CTV and previously worked at CKVU-TV, CITV-TV Edmonton, CBC Edmonton and Global News Edmonton.
Lynda has been repeatedly honoured and recognized for her work including receiving the Canadian Professional Television Associations’ (CANPRO) Gold Award for Best Feature Reporting in Canada, the Western Association of Broadcasters for Broadcaster of the Year in 2008 and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) Outstanding Community Service Award in 2007 for her community involvement and extraordinary leadership.
Drex has been on the radio since 1993. He joined the ABC’s Triple J in Sydney in November 1995 and was one of the youngest radio hosts in Australia to have a national radio show. In 2001 he ventured into commercial radio, later working as a program director across many formats and stations including, AC, CHR, Talk, Rock, Country, and Hot AC.
In Canada, Drex was a program director for Vista Stations Mountain FM and The Bridge in the West Kootenay and worked as a PD and host of the drive show for Vista’s The Juice in Kelowna and Group PD for Vista Radio on Vancouver Island including JetFM, The River, SunFM & 1240 the Port. In 2013, Drex and his team were nominated for a BCAB award for exceptional news coverage of the Haida Gwaii Earthquake and Tsunami threat.
Drex also hosts the CKNW evening show Drex Live, which airs weeknights from 6-10 p.m. and is a regular contributor to Global News BC.